KUCHING, Oct 31: Sarawak United People’s Party (SUPP) Stakan branch assured its support to the Chief Minister Datuk Patinggi Abang Johari Tun Openg to lead the state into the next term.
Its chairman Dato Sim Kiang Chiok in a press statement said, the assurance is one of the six resolutions approved during the branch’s Triennial Delegates Meeting (TDM) held Oct 17, 2020.
“Among the resolutions passed are the one-off RM500 for every Sarawakian, the proposed setting up of Sarawak sovereign wealth fund from the oil and gas sales and trust fund for training Sarawakians to improve human resources capabilities, converting all residential and commercial land lease to freehold.
“This also includes a proposal to the state government to build 5,000 affordable houses annually, and to pursue the Malaysian Agreement 1963 (MA63) rights, together with the health and education autonomy,” he added.
Sim also revealed all members of the Stakan branch unanimously agreed not accept the branch secretary Sivanesan Sanmugalingam’s resignation.
“All members at the meeting agreed that they will not accept his resignation and request that he will reconsider,” he added.
On Sept 30, Sivanesan submitted his resignation letter to the SUPP president Datuk Seri Dr Sim Kui Hian, relinquishing his position as Stakan secretary and also quit his 27-year membership from the party.
On another note, Sim opined that there is a possibility for a federal election to be carried out due to the lack of support for the PN government at the federal level.
“The PN government might face a problem in acquiring a slim majority to pass the federal budget bill which is to be table in November, failing which a federal election will have to be carried out,” he said. –DayakDaily.